For the event you park at the finish and walk to the start which is across Chuckanutt Drive. Somewhat confusing but thankfully we were here in November for another half marathon so we were familiar with the area.
It was a cold morning around 4 degrees C but clear skies and no rain - yah!! The event has about 3500 feet of climbing. So it is not your typical half marathon event. One trail was called the "Rock Trail". We started climbing and running past rocks as big as houses. We deduced this must be the "Rock Trail". Neil and I did the event together as we have done many events before. This year we are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary so we are planning a few trail events together. It's going to be a team effort! Our Anniversary date is in June where we will celebrate with 100km's on the trail together at Vancouver 100. (More details of the event to come!)
Here's the Fragrance Lake Half Marathon course profile:
These trails have a unique mud to them that is super slippery. We don't have this kind of mud in Vancouver so it always adds to the fun factor when on these trails.